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Inaugural Downtown Kelowna Restaurant Tour to raise money for children's dreams

Thousands of Kelowna residents supported Wendy's Dreamlift Day Jan. 30 and the Sunshine Foundation of Canada is hopeful the community is still hungry to make dreams come true for children suffering from severe disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

The inaugural Downtown Kelowna Restaurant Tour is the first local fundraiser to be put on by the Sunshine Foundation B.C. Interior Chapter.

Money raised will go toward helping the foundation fund individual dreams for children who may not be physically able to participate in a Dreamlift to Disneyland.

Participants will meet at one of three designated restaurants—Ginza Japanese Restaurant, Memphis Blues Barbeque House or Yellow House Restaurant—at 5:45 p.m. to meet their team captain and enjoy drinks and appetizers. Every 45 minutes the teams will rotate and walk to the next restaurant on the list to get more food and drinks.

All participants will eventually meet up at Twisted Tomato for dessert and coffee.

According to Anne Miller, president of the Sunshine Foundation B.C. Interior chapter, a similar fundraiser has been successful in eastern Canada.

"Another chapter in Windsor, ON has done it for eight years—it's been a huge success. This year they had 220 people," said Miller.

She added the event will give participating local restaurants exposure during the downtown revitalization project, which has slowed down business for some shops and eateries.

A few tickets are still available but Miller said they are going fast.

The cost of the event is $50; to purchase tickets call Anne Miller at 250-717-3373.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

 

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